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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

After arriving in San Francisco during the spring of '67, I was taken by a good friend to what I thought was her basement apartment on the corner of Waller and Asbury. Turns out it wasn't hers, but I stayed for several months anyway.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

Who are these, "Grateful Dead" of which you speak.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 5, 2006 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

Misfits who play for misfits. Sound like anyone you know?

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

The way I got turned on.. well.. I was probably 10. My step-brother (29 now) had cassettes of europe 72 and other bootlegs. He used to play them in the car, and i'd think...wow wtf is this crap music? ha. I asked once.. he said "The Grateful Dead".


Then I turned 18 and had some friends I used to do mischievous things with... they had a few songs of the dead on their player. Not deadheads in the nearest though.


Basically.. I get curious.. look the dead up on wikipedia. I see "dark star" mentioned.... and that's where it got me. "A jam that the dead played that evolved over 30 years" and it got me. I listened to dark star on itunes selection of music.. didn't like it.. hit up a few other popular songs like truckin and whatnot.

"The music never stopped" for me..7 months now

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

Max ... can you just clarify one thing for me? About Dark Star, you say you _didn't like it_. Do you now? And if so, what or which version brought you around?

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Poster: TJ1027 Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you discover the Grateful Dead?

I discovered the Dead in 1972 while in high school. I grew up in Southern Connecticut so it was easy to tune in to many of the great late night progressive FM radio in the New York City. The first Dead album I bought was Europe 72 which received a considerable amount of airplay. I've always considered the Dead a great American garage band. I couldn't figure out what the excitement about Dark Star was all about until I saw the band play it live. The considerable amount of pot I smoked on my way to the show certainly helped. The churning thud, thud, thud of Phil's bass sucked me in and my mind has been bent ever since.